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post #1 of 6 Old 12-26-2018, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
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Wee-strom generation differences

Looking for some feedback from the community of members who have any first hand experience with different generations of wee-strom.
I'm planning on getting a used wee and I'm not sure what differences beyond styling should be considered when making a decision.
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated....
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post #2 of 6 Old 12-26-2018, 05:37 PM
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LOTS of current threads/discussions on this exact topic throughout the forum, but I'm sure members will still give their 2 cents.


This tells pretty much everything in a nutshell, other than rider experiences.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suzuki_V-Strom_650


https://www.motorcycledaily.com/2016...om-650-models/

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The first version, 04-06 are fairly trouble free. Mine seems to start and run with little maintenance.
At 99500+ miles I still get 50+ mpg if I don't wring its neck too much.
The bike seems to withstand crashing well too. Parts were readily available to get it working and cosmetically acceptable.
Early versions have a 5.8 gallon gas tank too.
07 and up got ABS.
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Thanks B for the .........tame and helpful response... I got to post #76 of the "ultimate wee vs vee" thread... Some of those responses are far from helpful.
The only time I get to surf the forums is from my mobile device through Tapatalk and the search feature never seems to yield any helpful results....
Seems I can't go wrong with either.. for upfront cost and insurance I'll likely start with the wee (hopefully pass it on to the wife and go up to the Vee).
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Thanks NotACop for your feedback.
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